Public Health Job Opportunities

Community-Based Research Assistant (Part-Time Temporary; Located in Scottsbluff, NE)


A team of UNK/UNMC researchers are in search of a community-based research assistant to work 5-10 hours per week, for up to 1 year.

Will support research activities, including direct observation and other data collection activities for the Building Healthy Families Pediatric Weight Management program in communities in the Scottsbluff/Gering and surrounding area.

The position requires the ability to effectively work as part of a large interdisciplinary team, evening hours, reliable transportation, some in-state travel, and ability to complete the required training.

This position will require a standard background check.

View the position and apply online here.

Evaluation Project Management Associate

MERC at UNL is seeking to fill two full-time (temporary, but possibility to become permanent) data support positions. They are hoping to hire at least one qualitative focused person. Training is included in the job. Work is currently remote and fairly flexible, but will be back on the UNL campus at some point. Immediate work will be related to evaluating a statewide substance use prevention project.

Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiologist

Responsible for vaccine preventable disease (VPD) surveillance including but not limited to the development and implementation, coordination, support, and strengthening of the statewide VPD outbreak and case-based surveillance program to effectively meet the demands for timely, population-based surveillance information that will support the evaluation of vaccine impact and VPD prevention efforts. 

Temp Community Health Liaison – 1 year

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is a state agency that, “Helps People Live Better Lives” every day. The Division of Public Health within DHHS, has an immediate opening for a Temporary Community Health Liaison. This is a temporary assignment scheduled to last 1-year from the date of hire with the potential for extension or renewal. The Community Health Liaison acts as the main point of contact for the Community Strike Team developing and conducting communication plans with local entities requesting site visits, engaging local service providers and community entities in creating responses to recommendations by the strike team, and acting as liaison and facilitator for action planning/implementation. This role builds relationships with community partners; gathers input and feedback regarding community culture, needs, and pain points. The Community Strike Team serves the community by assisting local entities integrate business practices and requirements with infectious disease prevention. The Strike Team coordinates with community entities such as businesses, schools, social establishments, major events, sports complexes, airports, to provide infectious disease prevention assessment, logistics planning, training, education, response, prevention resources, identify problems, organize a response and deploy experts to address critical issues/instances. These functions are performed through the performance of disease investigation; determining root cause, path of spread, elimination of spread and establishing clear directions to prevent initial or re-infection, and then hardwiring change into the culture, environment and accepted business practices. The Strike Team will work with the local public health department to fully investigate the source of initial infections by back-tracing as well as forward contact tracing. DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. 

This advertisement is for a temporary position that is expected to last one year from the date of hire. 

Statistical Analyst III

Under limited supervision, conduct parts of statistical data analyses, perform data collection activities, interpret information, and design methodologies for reporting Medicaid analytics. Will contribute to data interpretation and mapping for data conversion. Will contribute input on methodologies for studies, as expertise allows. Other duties as assigned. Participate on a team in a service driven culture to provide accurate, timely, actionable data. Conduct statistical analysis on Medicaid claims and eligibility data, assimilate multiple data sources into usable analyses for DHHS leadership and stakeholders. Contribute to presentations in a multitude of formats for audiences including agency staff, health industry executives, and public consumers using established mathematical methods and innovative mediums. Collaborate on joint projects with other divisions’ analytics teams to serve the State’s most vulnerable populations though informed decision making and service provider accountability. Contribute to Division, State, and Federal reports according to specifications to appropriate reporting authorities.